The Directory of UK Brewers

Breweries In The Local Government Authority area of County Durham

We list 37 breweries in the Local Government Authority area of County Durham. Of these, 20 are open breweries, 17 are closed breweries and 0 are otherwise categorised (see footnote).

Breweries in production

Barnard Castle Brewing Company
(Barnard Castle, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)

Bishop Auckland Brewing Company Ltd
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2021-Still Brewing)

Black Storm Brewery
(Pelton Fell, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)

Caps Off Brewery Tap Room
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2020-Still Brewing)

Castle Eden Brewery
(Dawdon, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)

Consett Ale Works Ltd Brewpub Photo
(Consett, County Durham 2006-Still Brewing)

Devilstone Brewing Co
(Durham, County Durham 2020-Still Brewing)

The Durham Brewery Limited Tap Room Photo
(Bowburn, County Durham 1994-Still Brewing)

Hill Island Brewery Photo
(Durham, County Durham 2002-Still Brewing)

Hopper House Brew Farm Ltd Tap Room
(Sedgefield, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)

Hops & Dots Brewing Company Limited
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)

McColl's Brewery Limited Tap Room
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2017-Still Brewing)

North Pier Brew Co
(Tow Law, County Durham 2020-Still Brewing)

S43 Brewery Brewpub
(Coxhoe, County Durham 2012-Still Brewing)

George Samuel Brewing Company Ltd
(Shildon, County Durham 2014-Still Brewing)

South Causey Brewery
(Stanley, County Durham 2019-Still Brewing)

Steam Machine Brewing Company Ltd No Cask Ale Tap Room
(Newton Aycliffe, County Durham 2015-Still Brewing)

Weard'Ale Brewery Brewpub
(Westgate, County Durham 2010-Still Brewing)

The Working Hand Brewery Brewpub
(Leamside, County Durham 2012-Still Brewing)

The Yard of Ale Brewing Company Ltd Brewpub Photo
(Ferryhill, County Durham 2008-Still Brewing)

Breweries whose names are used on beer no longer in production

The Black Paw Brewery Ltd Closed
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2011-2017)

Blackhill Brewery Limited Closed
(Pelton Fell, County Durham 2013-2019)

Butterknowle Brewery Closed
(Lynesack, County Durham 1990-1998)

Cathedrals Brewery Co Ltd Closed Brewpub
(Durham, County Durham 2001-2002)

Derwent Rose Brewery Closed Photo
(Consett, County Durham 1997-2005)

Fat Brewer Ltd Closed
(Crook, County Durham 2015-2016)

The Four Alls Brewery Closed Brewpub Photo
(Ovington, County Durham 2003-2015)

The Gambling Man Brewing Company Closed
(Willington, County Durham 2011-2016)

High Force Hotel and Brewery Closed
(Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham 1995-2002)

Hodge's Brewery Closed
(Crook, County Durham 1994-1997)

JAM Brewery Closed
(Chester Le Street, County Durham 2016-2017)

Just a Minute Brewery Closed
(Spennymoor, County Durham 2010-2016)

Middleton's Brewery Closed Brewpub
(St Helens, County Durham 1996-1998)

Old Barn Brewery Closed
(Tow Law, County Durham 1997-2001)

Trimdon Cask Ales Closed
(Trimdon Grange, County Durham 1999-2001)

Wear Valley Brewery Ltd Closed Brewpub Photo
(Bishop Auckland, County Durham 2005-2009)

Whitworth Hall Brewery Closed Small Format
(Spennymoor, County Durham 1992-1996)


Other categories of "brewery" include, amongst others, brewers whose status is uncertain and probably not brewing, closed breweries whose brands are produced elsewhere and brewery groups non-brewing headquarters. Contract, cuckoo and gypsy brewers, who are free to move premisses, and not allocated to a county.

Last Updated : 8th December 2021